By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams
Sonny Gray – Sonny provides the less-pricey option for your opening-day fade of the top aces. While we hear some are ready to take the Texas lineup against Gray, consider that Adrian Beltre is 2-for-15, Leonys Martin is 2-for-17, Prince Fielder is 0-for-6 and Mitch Moreland is 0-for-5 BvP.
Henderson Alvarez – The MIA starter is our other recommended value play, as he faces a Braves’ lineup which is surely headed for a down year. Alvarez is a modest -125 favorite overnight with the game total at 7.
Jonathan Lucroy – The Brewers’ catcher is 6-for-12 with three doubles against Rockies SP Kyle Kendrick. The Milwaukee lineup is stacked and is expected to score the most runs of any NL team on Monday.
Howie Kendrick – The Dodgers’ second baseman has a good track record in the American League off James Shields, going 14-for-26 with four doubles. Run production will be at a premium here, however, in the game against the Padres.
Marlon Byrd – The Reds’ outfielder is 5-for-10 with four RBI career BvP against Francisco Liriano of the Pirates. He is listed at 2.9k on FanDuel. Cincinnati is expected to score at least four runs in the opener.
Yeonis Cespedes – Yoenis has three hits in seven ABs with a HR off of Twins SP Phil Hughes and we like him to see good pitches in the DET lineup. It’s always worth a trip to the Cespedes Family BBQ for just 3.9k at FanDuel.